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Cyprus to EU: Speed up granting name protection for halloumi

Cyprus is urging the European Union to speed up the process granting full name protection to halloumi cheese, the east Mediterranean island nation's top culinary export.

Cyprus to EU: Speed up granting name protection for halloumi

Cyprus is urging the European Union to speed up the process granting full name protection to halloumi cheese, the east Mediterranean island nation's top culinary export.

The Latest: UK asks EU to re-do Brexit border compromise

The Latest on Brexit, Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Britain's foreign secretary says London needs a change "of legal significance" to the wording of arrangements meant to ensure that the U.K.-Ireland border stays open after Brexit, but isn't specifying how that might be achieved.

Germany: No former SS getting pensions in Belgium

German authorities say no former Nazi SS soldiers are receiving disability pensions in Belgium, responding to concerns raised by lawmakers there.

The Latest: UK asks EU to re-do Brexit border compromise

The Latest on Brexit, Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Britain's foreign secretary says London needs a change "of legal significance" to the wording of arrangements meant to ensure that the U.K.-Ireland border stays open after Brexit, but isn't specifying how that might be achieved.

Germany: No former SS getting pensions in Belgium

German authorities say no former Nazi SS soldiers are receiving disability pensions in Belgium, responding to concerns raised by lawmakers there.

Lithuania detains 26, including judges, in corruption probe

A Lithuanian official says 26 people, including eight judges in different courts, have been detained in a corruption probe, suspected of "large-scale bribery, trading in influence and abuse of powers in the court system."

Lithuania detains 26, including judges, in corruption probe

A Lithuanian official says 26 people, including eight judges in different courts, have been detained in a corruption probe, suspected of "large-scale bribery, trading in influence and abuse of powers in the court system."

French people make β€˜social Europe’ proposals in workshops ahead of EU elections

By Cécile Barbière

When consulted at a workshop on the future of “social Europe” after the European elections, French people were ambitious on social issues. EURACTIV France reports.

German social democrats’ manifesto: What’s the role of environmental protection?

By Florence Schulz

The German SPD published its manifesto for the European elections on Monday (18 February), clearly setting set social justice and fair taxation as priorities. But what about environmental protection? EURACTIV Germany reports.

Putin asks FIFA for support on World Cup legacy

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he wants FIFA to help ensure last year's World Cup has an effective legacy.

Turkey seeks life terms for 16 activists over 2013 protests

Turkey's state-run news agency says prosecutors have charged a prominent philanthropist businessman and 15 other people with seeking to overthrow the government by allegedly supporting anti-government protests in 2013.

Thousands in France march against anti-Semitism saying 'that's enough' following a string of attacks

By Lukas Mikelionis

Thousands of French people hit the streets of Paris and other cities on Tuesday with slogan “That’s enough” in the wake of multiple anti-Semitic acts in the country.

Putin asks FIFA for support on World Cup legacy

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he wants FIFA to help ensure last year's World Cup has an effective legacy.

Italy's checking if NKorean envoy's daughter was forced back

Italy's foreign minister says Italy is investigating whether the daughter of a former North Korean diplomat was forcibly returned to Pyongyang as her parents apparently tried to defect.

Court rejects far-right party's lawsuit against Berlin mayor

A court has rejected a lawsuit against the mayor of Berlin by the far-right Alternative for Germany party, which accused him of unlawful, one-sided support of a protest against it.

French senators: Macron security affected by ex-aide's acts

French senators say they think French President Emmanuel Macron's security has been affected by the conduct and actions of an ex-aide at the center of a political scandal.

Italy's checking if NKorean envoy's daughter was forced back

Italy's foreign minister says Italy is investigating whether the daughter of a former North Korean diplomat was forcibly returned to Pyongyang as her parents apparently tried to defect.

Court rejects far-right party's lawsuit against Berlin mayor

A court has rejected a lawsuit against the mayor of Berlin by the far-right Alternative for Germany party, which accused him of unlawful, one-sided support of a protest against it.

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